If its your first time in the gym we’re not going to load 100Kg on the bar and tell you to crank out some back squats. No, instead we’ll talk to you to find out your training history, what your goals are and what you want to get from your training. All of this before we ever start to talk about how a squat works never mind how to squat with a barbell.
We take the same approach with nutrition. Everyone is starting from a different place. That’s why we start with a Nutrition consult (or an appetiser if you will 🙂
During our initial consult we’ll talk about what your main goals are in terms of health and nutrition. Do you want to lose some weight? gain muscle or just want to have more energy to play with your kids? Quite often a small change is all that’s needed to reach our goals. Talking them through with somebody can be just the catalyst we need for change. So, if we can help provide you with the tools you need to meet your goals in this session then we will.
During the Nutrition 101 we’ll discover where you are starting from. What are your eating habits, what types of food do you eat regularly? do you eat before training? do you eat out a lot? All of this, paired with your food logs will build a better picture of what your current nutrition habits look like. From here we’ll educate you on carbohydrates, proteins, fats. Why they are all important, why you need them all and in what quantities.
It’s at this point that we’ll take baseline measurements. The numbers by themselves aren’t important but they provide data to allow us to track progress.
If you work best with numbers and that’s what we feel will get you to your goals, we’ll give you macros. If you travel and have to eat in restaurants a lot then we’ll give you the guidelines you need to keep on track when eating out. We’ll give you the tools that you need to meet your goals.
Each month we’ll meet and reassess. We’ll take new measurements and reassess progress and readjust any goals as needed.
And most importantly we’re still there to listen.